September 29, 2010 06:43:41 GMT
A source says Darren Aronofsky, who is said in the running to direct the movie, has been discussing about the possibility of having the actress portraying the love interest of Clark.
Natalie Portman might get a chance to romance another superhero in her next movie. After taking the female lead role in "Thor", the brunette is now rumored to portray the love interest of Clark Kent, Lois Lane, in the new "Superman" film.
Breaking the report is Moviehole which says a crew member of Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" tells them that the helmer has actually "been talking about this for a while" and that they don't think talks have "progressed beyond the suggestion of having Nat[alie Portman] be Lois." The source adds, "They wanted her first time around, this time they can get her - with Darren. But who knows where that's at now. ...nothing on paper yet."
Portman and Aronofsky have worked together for "Black Swan" in which she lands the lead role of a ballerina named Nina. Her performance in the film became highlights when it was premiered at recent Toronto International Film Festival and Venice International Film Festival.
Aronofsky is only one of the helmers who are reportedly considered to direct "Superman". Other contenders, who are said to have met Christopher Nolan for the job, include Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, Tony Scott and Zack Snyder.
The next "Superman" movie, which is tentatively called "The Man of Steel", has a script written by David Goyer. Nolan, meanwhile, is tapped to play "godfather" on the project. Warner Bros. is expected to have released the film by 2012 because they stand to lose certain rights to the iconic character in 2013.